Jason Rock, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. The Rock Lab int he Center for Regenerative Medicine studies how the many different cell types of our lungs are generated during development and how they respond to normal wear and tear, acute injury and disease. The underlying hypothesis is that aberrant (stem) cell behaviors explain many features of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. We use in vivo and in vitro models to identify and test the progenitor capacity of putative stem cell populations and the molecular mechanisms and environmental influences (i.e., niches) that regulate their proliferation and differentiation. Our ultimate goal is to identify genetic, molecular and cellular therapies for the treatment of lung disease.
- Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- University of Florida College of Medicine, PhD
- Published on 5/23/2018
Nguyen QH, Pervolarakis N, Blake K, Ma D, Davis RT, James N, Phung AT, Willey E, Kumar R, Jabart E, Driver I, Rock J, Goga A, Khan SA, Lawson DA, Werb Z, Kessenbrock K. Profiling human breast epithelial cells using single cell RNA sequencing identifies cell diversity. Nat Commun. 2018 May 23; 9(1):2028. PMID: 29795293.
- Published on 3/23/2018
Sung TS, Hwang SJ, Koh SD, Bayguinov Y, Peri LE, Blair PJ, Webb TI, Pardo DM, Rock JR, Sanders KM, Ward SM. The cells and conductance mediating cholinergic neurotransmission in the murine proximal stomach. J Physiol. 2018 May 01; 596(9):1549-1574. PMID: 29430647.
- Published on 12/7/2017
Haller S, Kapuria S, Riley RR, O'Leary MN, Schreiber KH, Andersen JK, Melov S, Que J, Rando TA, Rock J, Kennedy BK, Rodgers JT, Jasper H. mTORC1 Activation during Repeated Regeneration Impairs Somatic Stem Cell Maintenance. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Dec 07; 21(6):806-818.e5. PMID: 29220665.
- Published on 9/29/2017
Benedetto R, Ousingsawat J, Wanitchakool P, Zhang Y, Holtzman MJ, Amaral M, Rock JR, Schreiber R, Kunzelmann K. Epithelial Chloride Transport by CFTR Requires TMEM16A. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 29; 7(1):12397. PMID: 28963502.
- Published on 5/11/2017
Lechner AJ, Driver IH, Lee J, Conroy CM, Nagle A, Locksley RM, Rock JR. Recruited Monocytes and Type 2 Immunity Promote Lung Regeneration following Pneumonectomy. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Jul 06; 21(1):120-134.e7. PMID: 28506464.
- Published on 5/2/2017
Hawkins F, Kramer P, Jacob A, Driver I, Thomas DC, McCauley KB, Skvir N, Crane AM, Kurmann AA, Hollenberg AN, Nguyen S, Wong BG, Khalil AS, Huang SX, Guttentag S, Rock JR, Shannon JM, Davis BR, Kotton DN. Prospective isolation of NKX2-1-expressing human lung progenitors derived from pluripotent stem cells. J Clin Invest. 2017 Jun 01; 127(6):2277-2294. PMID: 28463226.
- Published on 2/14/2017
Cobine CA, Hannah EE, Zhu MH, Lyle HE, Rock JR, Sanders KM, Ward SM, Keef KD. ANO1 in intramuscular interstitial cells of Cajal plays a key role in the generation of slow waves and tone in the internal anal sphincter. J Physiol. 2017 Mar 15; 595(6):2021-2041. PMID: 28054347.
- Published on 10/1/2016
Kanegai CM, Xi Y, Donne ML, Gotts JE, Driver IH, Amidzic G, Lechner AJ, Jones KD, Vaughan AE, Chapman HA, Rock JR. Persistent Pathology in Influenza-Infected Mouse Lungs. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 10; 55(4):613-615. PMID: 27689795.
- Published on 9/8/2016
Naikawadi RP, Disayabutr S, Mallavia B, Donne ML, Green G, La JL, Rock JR, Looney MR, Wolters PJ. Telomere dysfunction in alveolar epithelial cells causes lung remodeling and fibrosis. JCI Insight. 2016 Sep 08; 1(14):e86704. PMID: 27699234.
- Published on 5/9/2016
Armfield BA, Seifert AW, Zheng Z, Merton EM, Rock JR, Lopez MC, Baker HV, Cohn MJ. Molecular Characterization of the Genital Organizer: Gene Expression Profile of the Mouse Urethral Plate Epithelium. J Urol. 2016 Oct; 196(4):1295-302. PMID: 27173853.
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